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Patent: Improved Eye Detection on Viewfinders

A patent showing improved eye detection for viewfinder showing conserving battery life based on how and when the LCD turns off. From Canon News: This patent uses a combination of sensors to detect if the LCD is open, viewable or tucked away to determine the distance thresholds automatically.

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Patent: Improved Flare Control For DO Elements

A patent showing how to improved flare control with DO elements has appeared. This goes along with some of the recent flare control patents we’ve seen for standard supertelephoto lenses

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Patent: Improvements for Dual Pixel AF

It looks like the next version of Dual Pixel AF is being developed according to the latest patent on the subject. Canon News notes: This patent goes heavily into the “methods of manufacturing” the improvement, detailing layer by layer how the image sensor is fabricated.  There’s a good chance that this is one in which Read more…

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Patent: Ultra Wide Angle Lens for APS-C Mirrorless

A patent showing ultra wide angle optical formulas for APS-C mirrorless cameras has appeared.

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Nikon MB-D18 battery grip for the D850 camera now in stock in the US

A quick update: the Nikon MB-D18 battery grip for the D850 DSLR camera  is currently in stock at Adorama  and  Pictureline  (all are  authorized Nikon US dealers ). Related posts: The Nikon MB-D18 battery grip for the D850 camera is now in stock in the US (*UPDATED*) In stock now: the new Vello BG-N19 battery grip for Nikon D850 Can you get 9 fps with the new Vello BG-N19 battery grip for Nikon D850? (*UPDATED*)

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The Macphun to Skylum Name Change is Complete, Save on Luminar and Aurora HDR

Macphun announced back in October that they would be changing their name to SKYLUM Software, and now that name change is complete. To celebrate, SKYLUM is offering discounts and bonuses on both Luminar 2018 and Aurora HDR 2018 full versions and upgrades. Remember to use the coupon code CANONRUMORS for further discounts

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Lensbaby Burnside 35 Creative Effects Lens

The Lensbaby Burnside 35 is an entirely new kind of creative effects lens.

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OmiCam​ Wearable Camera Offers Image Stabilization and Virtual Reality

OmiCam is a wearable camera with unprecedented image stabilization technology, 15-hour battery life and complete VR compatibility for long-duration sports. The OmiCam is available for purchase directly on the   OmiCam  website for $299 (USD).

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Lexar XQD memory cards discontinued (again)

B&H sent out emails to existing pre-orders that the  Lexar 64GB XQD memory card is now officially discontinued by the manufacturer and all orders will be canceled: “You recently placed an order for the following item – B&H #LEXQD2933X64 Unfortunately, the manufacturer has informed us that this item is discontinued and they will not be able to fulfill your order. Being as such, we have canceled this item off your order.” Amazon currently has the 32GB version in stock by a third party reseller. Sony XQD memory cards are also currently in stock .

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Lensbaby Delivers a Modern Take on Classic Lenses with the Burnside 35 With Variable Vignetting

Portland, OR (February 15, 2018) – Lensbaby—makers of award-winning creative effects lenses, optics and accessories—announces the launch of an entirely new kind of creative effects lens, the Burnside 35. The first ever wide angle adaptation of the Petzval lens design, this 35mm f/2.8 lens creates images with a large, bright central area of sharp focus Read more…

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